Corporate Affiliates Program invites industry collaboration, innovation, recruitment
The Texas A&M AgriLife Corporate Affiliates Program seeks to forge and strengthen multilateral relationships among industry and agricultural academics across Texas A&M AgriLife.
Corporate Affiliates Program organizers hope to accelerate scientific discovery and agricultural solutions to grand challenges, making them broadly available through industry. The program also aims to foster career growth and placement of promising graduate students across agricultural enterprises, said Carl Muntean, acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Corporate Engagement and Research Support.
“The Corporate Affiliates Program represents a mutual opportunity for industry, faculty and students as well as the public beneficiaries of their efforts to grow together in a structured, symbiotic way that benefits everyone involved,” Muntean said.
The program will seek industry collaborators to engage faculty and students within the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
An industry open house to engage with Corporate Affiliates Program leaders, faculty and administrators will be held on Sept. 30.